Call it magic if you want, but the 25-Seven Systems Program Length Manager promises to add or shrink programs by several minutes per hour “without pitch change, artifacts or glitches.”
This is the third product in the company’s line of time-oriented processors, joining the Audio Time Manager and Program Delay Manager.
Through digital processing, the PLM uses algorithms to extend or shrink a program. Onboard solid-state memory memory allows for building a buffer, which can then be run down as a program plays out.
A buffer+play function allows the insertion of content while a program spools and then is released. The algorithms then compensate during playout, eventually bringing the program back onto the clock.
The rackmountable PLM can be remote controlled via the Web or operated from its front panel.